Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Progress & Diesel

Fernwood are making good progress here are a couple of photo's of the office area which is situated between the galley and the saloon. Had a call from Julia that are washer/drier has now come in, which is good news, the unit for to house this can now be made. The builder is still making noises of a December launch but seeing that Derwent 6 (which is to be launched before us) dosn't look as though it is going out within the next 2 weeks makes us very doubtful of a pre christmas launch.... they still have loads to do
engine room.
cratch area
etc. etc.

On our last vist we met with Merrick the upholsterer and went through our requirements regarding the sofa cushions. Our goal from the start is to create a really comfy sofa, the sacrifice of this decision is that the sofa cannot be converted into a double bed but could be used as a single.
Reading on the blogs and forums about how the new diesel split system is working (or not). I decided in my idle moments to knock up a quick spreadsheet and put in on my phone so that we can work out our diesel costs, I did read of one yard making a £15.00 charge for calculating non 60/40 splits.....what!!!!!!

Just had a call from a customer up North and they need me to go up tomorrow to do some work, this means I have to basically go past the builders workshop so no doubt will not be able to resist the temptation to nip in and see how the build is progressing on the way back.


Blogger Bottle said...


First things first, like the office idea, had a SMS from Fernwood, it may be sooner than you think.

Yes there was/is a boatyard on the Kennet & Avon that was/is charging £15 surcharge for anything other than 60/40 split.

There is an online calculator for diesel charges,

5:51 AM  
Blogger Peruvian Skies said...

How Soon? Just thought it might be a good idea to have calculator in my pocket rather than having to logon.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Bottle said...

Trying for next Wednesday for our arrival, yet to be confirmed.

As always depends on others,cranes, lorries etc. to be available.

Like the idea of calculator in pocket/on phone, my link was just to give an alternative, that's all.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Del and Al said...

Hi Dick & Nettie

Boat is looking fantastic. Just take the launch date in your stride, when we are out the way it's full steam ahead for both of you.
It will be a great Christmas present.

5:52 AM  

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